Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > Kids > Childhood Safety > Outdoor Safety > Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping
|

Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping

Everyone in the group should pack the following:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Change of clothes (especially socks, underwear, and undershirts)
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sleeping bag*
  • Sleeping pad*
  • Whistle or bell

Every group should have at least one of the following:
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Matches/firestarter
  • Trail map
  • Tent (including poles, ground cover, and fly)*
  • Flashlight or head lamp*
  • Water purifier
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

*For overnight trips.

More on: Outdoor Safety

|


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Printable Fall Fun To-Do List
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities for your whole family.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, exam time, or just because, get care package ideas to brighten her day.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!